Tomas Navratil, Ph.D.

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Tomas Navratil, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Development

Dr. Navratil has served as our senior vice president, research and development since October 2020. He has nearly 20 years of experience in ophthalmic drug and medical device R&D and regulatory affairs spanning new chemical entities, novel medical devices, sustained release drugs and novel routes of administration, Phase 1-4 clinical programs, and regulatory submissions to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, and regulatory authorities in Asia Pacific. From 2017 to October 2020, Dr. Navratil served in several leadership positions at the Nicox group, including general manager of Nicox Ophthalmics, Inc. and executive vice president and global head of R&D for Nicox S.A. Prior to joining Nicox, he served as senior vice president of development at Envisia Therapeutics. Prior to Envisia Therapeutics, Dr. Navratil held several director-level positions in drug discovery, clinical research and development, and medical affairs at Parion Sciences and Inspire Pharmaceuticals. He has been issued multiple patents and authored multiple publications on ocular and pulmonary drug delivery and product development. Dr. Navratil was a Morehead Scholar and received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.